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Patients have a poor understanding of the causes of cancer

Link here to, the Crikey health blog   Freddy Sitas, Director of Research, Cancer Council NSW, writes: Myths and cancer can go together hand in hand. Not surprisingly, in a complex disease that horribly impacts upon, and cuts short … Continue reading

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Australian patients name financial pressure as top cause of cancer

Australian patients have blamed stress about money and their mortgage above smoking, obesity, and family history as the number one reason for what caused their cancer.  An unprecedented Cancer Council survey of more than 2,850 cancer patients has revealed that … Continue reading

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Thank you to all the people who have taken part in CLEAR.

Their questionnaire data and blood samples will help us understand risk factors for cancer in NSW.

Freddy SitasAssociate Professor Freddy Sitas

“Many people think the only way to help research is to give a financial donation, but when it comes to a broad reaching study such as CLEAR, we’re totally reliant on the courage and goodwill of cancer patients in the community.”

Karen CanfelAssociate Professor Karen Canfell

“We have an enormous diversity of lifestyles: we can compare and get meaningful answers about the causes of cancer”